Rovers are the senior branch of Baden-Powell Scouting, intended for young men and women over the age of 17 who wish to remain uniformed members of a section. As Robert Baden-Powell originally intended, there is no upper age limit. Rovers are organized into self-governing Crews as part of an overall Scout Group. The Rover motto is simply “Service,” and it is put into practice both in the Group and the community. All BPSA section leaders are required to be registered as Rovers to provide them with a more solid background in Scouting.
The Rovering program is based upon two key works by B-P: Scouting for Boys and Rovering to Success.
Rover Handbook – BPSA developed guide for Rover Scouts. Click here to order a bound version.
Mini Guide to Rovering – BPSA’s short guide to scouting as a Rover
Scouting for Boys – external link to a PDF version. Also available in paperback.
Rovering to Success – external link to a PDF version
Uniforms & Badges:
Rover Uniform - The current official uniform shirt & cap for all Rover Scouts/Section Leaders.
Hats – Rovers may choose to wear the traditional campaign-style hat (recommended) or a beret.
Rover Badges & Awards - Must be ordered by GSMs, RSLs, or RSMs ONLY.